Photo by: Ricardo Miramontes. MUA: Angie.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: How did you get started in modeling?
DIVYA: Through dance, actually. I was a dancer my whole life. Scouts would come in and pick off some of us in high school.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: There's a lot of people posting up bad pictures on their social pages and calling themselves models. What do you think makes a person a "legitimate" model?
DIVYA: Putting up bad pictures on your social networking page and calling yourself a model. That is mad legit. That's Hammer legit. In fact, I'm gonna drop my agency and tell them that I'm solid on my own now that I have a facebook account.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: In the movie Zoolander, Ben Stiller's character has a variety of favorite poses, such as "Blue Steel", "Le Tigre" and "Ferrari". Do you have a favorite pose of your own?
DIVYA: Yes. I call it "dump truck."
SINICAL MAGAZINE: What makes a fashion photo special?
DIVYA: Emotion. My friends always tell me I’m annoying when I’m drunk, ‘cos I’m so emotional. Well, jokes on them, ‘cos that emotion is paying for our drinks tonight! Wait, I dunno how the jokes on them. Why am I buying these jerks drinks? Ugh, great, duped again.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: What's the craziest outfit you had to wear during a shoot?
DIVYA: I wore a Westward Bound spanking skirt once. That is probably not in the realm of bizarre for most of your readers, but I was like "Wow, everyone that is on this set is currently getting a view of my butt." I've worn tons of g-strings, been completely naked in public, and even had to drop my shorts for a shot while having my period, but yet, wearing a skirt missing the material for the bum was the oddest thing ever. They were cool shots, though.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: Who is your favorite photographer?
DIVYA: Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon. They are the best. Hands down. Nobody would argue with me. Even if they did, it is pointless, because I am never wrong.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: Have you ever had a bad experience with a photographer?
DIVYA: Of course, but I don't find it necessary to talk about those things.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: Have you ever had a bad experience working with another model?
DIVYA: Nope! There's always a good camaraderie with models. We all understand one another, even if we don't speak the same language.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: Besides modeling, what else is going on in your life?
DIVYA: I'm in law school. I am way too chill to be here.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: What are your hobbies?
DIVYA: I like singing to people. It's terrible, because I love to sing so much. But I've been cursed with this horrible singing voice. What to do?
SINICAL MAGAZINE: Do you have a website or online portfolio?
DIVYA: I have a twitter account. I got it a while ago, but never used it. I use it now, but only because I'm obsessed with the Lakers. http://twitter.com/#!/DivyaDaiquiri
Photo by: Rich Wysockey.
SINICAL MAGAZINE: Who do you think is going to be the president in 2012?
DIVYA: You know, I've started lurking on the Joe Rogan board and some guy was on there the other day raving about how awesome Ron Paul is. I died laughing. But who knows? Watch it happen. Actually, come to think of it, make Joe Rogan president!
SINICAL MAGAZINE: I would like to end this Q&A with a joke. Do you have a joke for us?
DIVYA: Ron Paul. Oh no, I made a political joke!
Divya's Model Mayhem profile: http://www.modelmayhem.com/631716
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